Job Description: Kitchen Assistant (Spring Outdoor School) Job Title:                        Kitchen Assistant (Spring Outdoor School) Responsible to:            Assistant Cook and Head Cook Description The kitchen assistant will ensure the kitchen is clean and operational at all times and assist in the preparation, cooking, and serving of meals within the camp dining hall for outdoor school programs. Desired Experience Previous experience in a professional kitchen, or experience in a private kitchen combined with an ability to gain new skills quickly, or successful completion of a food service degree program Qualifications
  • Ability to use knives and other kitchen equipment to quickly and safely process food for cooking.
  • Flexibility to adapt to regularly changing circumstances.
  • Able to follow both spoken and written instructions and gain new skills quickly.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with multiple kitchen staff.
  • Enjoy an Outdoor School atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated understanding of clean kitchen facilities and kitchen procedures, working within the American Camp Association standards and Oregon Health Department standards.
  • Hold a current Oregon Food Handlers Card or equivalent.
  • Hold a current First Aid and Adult and Child CPR/AED certifications.
Purpose of Role To ensure that the kitchen is clean and operational at all times and assist in the preparation of food for service to camp guests and staff. DUTIES Food preparation
  1. Washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking foodstuffs and helping to prepare salads and desserts.
  2. Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients, supplies, and equipment as directed.
  3. Prepare all food items within instructed cooking methods and portion controls.
  4. Maintain the Camp and School’s food standards.
  5. Ensure the food safety of guests with particular and special diets.
Health and safety
  1. Ensuring the food preparation areas are clean and hygienic.
  2. Complete the cleaning and safety monitoring schedule on a daily basis.
  3. Wash, sort, and store linens.
  4. Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately.
  5. Cleaning the food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas.
  6. Disposing of rubbish, recycling, and compost as directed.
  7. Carry out a deep clean as directed by the Head Cook and Assistant Cook.
  8. Comply with the Camp’s Health & Safety policy, ACA regulations and all statutory health and safety requirements, and ensure that these are observed by all members of staff and visitors.
  9. Report immediately any machinery faults to the Head Cook.
  10. Co-operate with the camp on all issues relating to health, safety and welfare.
  11. Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and hygiene.
  12. Maintain a current Oregon Food Handlers Card, First Aid and Adult and Child CPR/AED certifications
Food Service
  1. Serve staff and guests at service time to the required standard and promote a warm, friendly atmosphere, including assisting in plating and delivery of finished dishes.
  2. Supervise guests in the dining hall ensuring good order and safety in accordance with Camp and School policies.
  3. Package and store food leftovers as directed.
  1. Attend meetings and training courses as may be required.
  2. Undertake such other work as may be requested by the Head Cook or Assistant Cook up to or at a level consistent with the principal duties and responsibilities of the role.
  3. Maintain the camps drug and tobacco free campus policy.
Essential Functions: Able to lift/unload/move food and supplies; lift dishes to storage location; use kitchen equipment safely; operate electrical and mechanical equipment; maintain appropriate inventory of food and supplies; operate dishwasher while maintaining appropriate temperature; determine cleanliness of dishes, food-contact surfaces, and kitchen areas; assess condition of food. Physical Demands: Lifting: Able to lift 50-pounds from floor level, out of a sink, or off of a shelf to shoulder height. Carry: Able to carry 50-pounds 25 feet, and place it on the ground, in a sink or on a shelf three-feet high. Standing: Able to work standing in one place for 2-4 hours continuously. The physical effort typically applied in this job includes: Lifting, Carrying, Reaching, Pulling, Pushing, Stooping, Standing, Bending

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